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  Title Training Blind and/or Deaf Dogs
  Speaker Jules Nye

July 18, 2012
11:00am-12:30pm Central

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Raising Canine Telecourse
(This course is available on audiotape
after the presentation date.)

  Fee $30.00
  CEUs CPDT-KA CEUs: 1.5
  Host Organization Raising Canine
  Contact Person Susan Smith
  Contact Email
  Contact Phone 512-916-4007

  Description of Seminar/Conference

Don’t you wish you were better able to help your clients with deaf dogs? Just because a dog is deaf and/or blind doesn’t mean his brain doesn’t work. These dogs are just as intelligent as “Joe Normal” dogs, and training them just means using some critical thinking to be a creative problem solver. Learn how to use the other senses to train the most requested owner behaviors using positive reinforcement techniques.
Some key points that will be covered:

  • How do dogs become deaf / blind?
  • What are the symptoms?
  • How can you test if a dog is deaf?
  • Are vibration collars a good idea?
  • Why do some deaf / blind dogs become aggressive or develop anxiety?
  • What cues and behaviors can I teach my dog?
  • Is ASL the best for training a deaf dog?
  • How do you communicate?
  • How to handle relationships between other house hold pets after your dog goes deaf / blind?
  • How to avoid major problems & aggression?
  • Do I need to euthanize my dog?

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